|The Wrong Roadtrip by Andrea Stern, Minarets and Onion Domes by Alison Shuman, Sand Mirrors by Stephen E. Strom,One Goal by Allison Davis O'Keefe|
Dark, gritty black & white photographs guide us on a journey with photographers Antoine d'Agata and Morten Andersen in The Wrong Roadtrip by Andrea Stern. The snapshots of her road companions and surroundings feel isolated and take the viewer's gaze away from the ubiquity of roadtrip photographs — and become more about the act of looking and discovery in unfamiliar places.
Minarets and Onion Domes by Alison Shuman illustrates a capital city whose population is divided almost equally between Muslims and Christians. The photographs document the deep-rooted religious background of all of the residents of Kazan, bathed in filmic light, surrounded by a stunning landscape and historic architecture.
Poetry and photography form a perfect union in Stephen E. Strom's Sand Mirrors. The poetry of Richard B. Clarke weaves together a story of the ephemeral in nature and the patterns and cycles that surround us in an ever-changing landscape. This visual and literary exploration steers clear of heavy-handedness — instilling a subtle, under-stated beauty that is entirely philosophical.
Americans love their sports teams. In One Goal, Allison Davis O'Keefe chronicles the University of North Dakota's hockey team during the 2010–2011 season. The black & white work documents the team's camaraderie and sportsmanship, their defeats and wins, and gives us a sense of how seriously their fans take their dedication to the team.